eyes glaze over

eyes express disbelief or "I've heard this before"
  

When I told him I'd pay the rent next week, his eyes glazed over.


English Idioms. Sayings and slang .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • glaze over — verb 1. become glassy; lose clear vision Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep • Syn: ↑film over, ↑blur • Derivationally related forms: ↑blur (for: ↑blur) …   Useful english dictionary

  • glaze over — PHRASAL VERB If your eyes glaze over, they become dull and lose all expression, usually because you are bored or are thinking about something else. [V P] ...movie actors whose eyes glaze over as soon as the subject wavers from themselves …   English dictionary

  • glaze — glaze1 [gleız] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: glass] 1.) [i]also glaze over if your eyes glaze over, they show no expression, usually because you are very bored or tired ▪ Sometimes his eyes would glaze over for a second or two. 2.) [T] to cover… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glaze — I UK [ɡleɪz] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms glaze : singular glaze plural glazes 1) a thin layer of milk, sugar, or egg that you put on foods to make them look smooth and shiny 2) art a clear shiny oil that you put on paintings or… …   English dictionary

  • glaze — 1 verb 1 (I) also glaze over if your eyes glaze over, they show no expression because you are very bored or tired 2 (T) to cover plates, cups etc made of clay with a thin liquid that gives them a shiny surface 3 (T) to cover fruit, cake, or meat… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • glaze — v. & n. v. 1 tr. a fit (a window, picture, etc.) with glass. b provide (a building) with glass windows. 2 tr. a cover (pottery etc.) with a glaze. b fix (paint) on pottery with a glaze. 3 tr. cover (pastry, meat, etc.) with a glaze. 4 intr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glaze — glazily, adv. glaziness, n. /glayz/, v., glazed, glazing, n. v.t. 1. to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window. 2. to give a vitreous surface or coating to (a ceramic or the like), as by the application of a substance or by fusion of the… …   Universalium

  • glaze — 1. verb 1) the pots are glazed when dry Syn: varnish, enamel, lacquer, japan, shellac, paint; gloss 2) pastry glazed with caramel Syn: cover, coat; ice, frost 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • glaze — I. verb (glazed; glazing) Etymology: Middle English glasen, from glas glass Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to furnish or fit with glass 2. a. to coat with or as if with a glaze < the storm glazed trees with ice > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glaze — [[t]gleɪz[/t]] v. glazed, glaz•ing, n. 1) to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window[/ex] 2) cer to give a vitreous surface or coating to (a ceramic or the like), as by the application of a substance or by fusion of the body 3) to cover… …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.